Petition: Mumia Abu-Jamal is Innocent! Free Mumia, Now!
Mumia Abu-Jamal is an innocent man. For almost three decades he faced a “legal lynching.” In December 2011, the Philadelphia District Attorney (DA) and Fraternal Order of Police, backed by Edward Rendell, former Pennsylvania Governor, Philadelphia Mayor and the DA who prosecuted Mumia, conceded defeat in trying to execute him. Mumia is now sentenced to “slow death row,” life imprisonment without parole.
Life imprisonment is an outrage! Free Mumia Now!
Mumia’s conviction for the shooting death of police officer Daniel Faulkner was a political and racist frame-up. Mumia was a spokesman for the Black Panther Party; exposed the murderous treatment of the MOVE organization; and was an award-winning journalist—the voice of the voiceless.
From moments after the shootings, the police and prosecution manufactured Mumia’s guilt and actively suppressed his innocence—evidence that someone else shot and killed officer Faulkner.
The notorious trial judge, Albert Sabo, a self-proclaimed racist and openly biased against Mumia declared before the trial, “I’m going to help fry the n-----.” All elements of due process—the right to a fair trial—were violated. Every part of the prosecution’s case—witness testimony, Mumia’s supposed confession and ballistics—is a lie.
The police, prosecution and Justice Department colluded to secure Mumia’s conviction and death sentence for a crime he did not commit, including hiding that the ranking officer on the scene, Inspector Alfonzo Giordano, was under federal investigation for police corruption.
Mumia continues to be outspoken and truth-telling, in defiant resistance to state repression and racial oppression. The state wants to silence and entomb for life this man who is known as a “long distance revolutionary.”
We stand with Mumia. Mumia’s freedom is part of our own struggle for justice and human liberation.
We demand: Free Mumia Now! Release Mumia Abu-Jamal Immediately from the Hellhole of Prison!
For more information: See, “Long Distance Revolutionary”1 and “Manufacturing Guilt.”2
Demand Issued by Mumia’s Family, c/o Keith Cook, Mumia’s eldest brother.
P.O. Box 370, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Address: _______________________ (Street, City, State, Zip Code)